by Jenny Barchfield,Associated Press
With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next administration, regardless of who wins the presidency.
The general election held earlier this month saw a greater share of Brazil’s National Congress seats go to various conservati...
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